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Old     (foxrepdc)      Join Date: Oct 2005       02-19-2009, 5:49 AM Reply   
Just looking for opinions on which board will go bigger WITHOUT a lot of input! I hate trying to ollie at the wake....never seem to time that just right. I ride an LF Team 139 now. W2W I stay pretty flat...4'or 6' tops.
Old     (wakeboardingzach)      Join Date: Jun 2008       02-19-2009, 6:38 AM Reply   
The ibex is specificly made to pop you way up in the air. Try it
Old     (daveronix199)      Join Date: Feb 2009       02-19-2009, 7:11 AM Reply   
Ibex is fast with hard landing because of the flat bottom... The CWB Marius really POPY, Watson popy, Slingshot recoil... My top 3 for W2W pop
Old     (eyekahn)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-19-2009, 7:14 AM Reply   
If your getting 6 foot on w2w i'd say you are popping just fine.
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-19-2009, 7:15 AM Reply   
Obrien Player or Natural...easy to go large without a lot of effort.
Old     (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-19-2009, 7:15 AM Reply   
id say its really not the board ( umali i beat you too it) its your technique that will get you the most air.:-)

however finding a board you are comfortable on and works with your style and technique will excelerate you getting more consisten big air sooner..

so demo all of them and you will know on the first few hits if its a board for you or not.
Old     (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       02-19-2009, 7:36 AM Reply   
spend time on your current board working in technique. a board isnt gonna make much difference
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       02-19-2009, 7:45 AM Reply   
By bill montanye (bill) on Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 7:15 am:

id say its really not the board ( umali i beat you too it) its your technique that will get you the most air.


I would say 80% technique 20% board maybe even less.
Old     (foxrepdc)      Join Date: Oct 2005       02-19-2009, 7:51 AM Reply   
Thanks for the input! I do need to demo some of these. I used the old Umali "elbows in, handle low" advice to get W2W down a few years ago! But yeah technique is an issue too. I use a "pre-load" technique to go bigger in moto....and I fully understand that the concepts are similar. That may be my hang up! The whole standing sideways and not hearing RPM's thing while pre-loading bugs me.
Old     (wakeboardern1)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-19-2009, 7:57 AM Reply   
I was going to beat all of you.... But decided not to, hahahaha.

Anyways, best bet is to get a 3 stage, if you want pop, and then work on technique. Technique is the best way to get pop... Just hold your edge and stand tall... A slight piece of advice I can't follow myself, but you get the idea.
Old     (daveronix199)      Join Date: Feb 2009       02-19-2009, 8:00 AM Reply   
FoxrepDC (foxrepdc) ...What bike do you have... Im on an 08 CRF250R.... best bike in the world imo
Old     (foxrepdc)      Join Date: Oct 2005       02-19-2009, 8:43 AM Reply   
Dave...I'm on an 07 CRF250. It's a Pro Circuit team bike....fully mod. RIPS! I didn't touch a bike for a LONG time and just wanted something to goof around and this one is perfect. I've raced every brand except KTM in the past and this is the easiest bike to ride I've ever ridden.

So I keep hearing "technique"! I do have this thing going on that I can't wrap my brain around as to how to stop it....but I seem to charge really hard to the wake and lose a lot when I leave the water. Same sensation as shutting off at the face of a dirt jump. I focus on edging all the way through like we're all told to do, but....and I don't mean to sound like I get nothing or that I'm a total kook. I just want to go bigger and with the down economy, I figure folks have time to sit on here and rap with me about it! PLus..I haven't "Wakeworld'd" in a while so...
Old     (tommmyd)      Join Date: Jan 2009       02-19-2009, 9:55 AM Reply   
Show us a video of you going wake 2 wake?
Old     (joe_crawley)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-19-2009, 10:29 AM Reply   
directional big air for sure
Old     (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-19-2009, 10:36 AM Reply   
"I hate trying to ollie at the wake....never seem to time that just right"

if your trying to ollie at the wake then that is huge problem... you should be loading the line, and then standing tall as you ride up the wake.

but as far as board advice goes i would look into something with a 3 stage rocker. the byerly monarch has a blended 3 stage which means the side edges is a continuous rocker but the bottom is a 3 stage. this will give you the speed and smooth cuts your used to with your team LF but will give you the more abrupt, upward pop of a 3 stage.
Old     (eyekahn)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-19-2009, 10:53 AM Reply   
Keep your board and get more ballast.
Old     (justinm)      Join Date: Feb 2009       02-19-2009, 12:33 PM Reply   
I've only ridden a handful of boards, but first impressions are that my 08 Ronix One is pops the best out of any others that I have personally tried thus far. I'd like to hear other peoples thoughts on this board as well.
Old     (gunnertom4593)      Join Date: Sep 2008       02-19-2009, 12:39 PM Reply   
I ride the DHV1 (same shape as the one) and I love how it pops too. I wouldn't say that it is the best board for wake to wake air though. The thing I like most about it is that when you just coast in it pops straight up, and when you really charge the wake it will pop you up and out.
The best wake to wake popping board I have ridden is the watson.
But then I do agree with the guys who say that technique accounts for most of your pop.
I can pop big on my DHV1 but I could pop just as big on my covin, the DHV1 just requires less effort to go straight up.
Old     (jd5150)      Join Date: Sep 2006       02-19-2009, 1:21 PM Reply   
Go get yourself a CWB Transcend 142. Bigger board more pop! Landing 20-30 feet out into the flats on this board is cakes! Pillow Soft. Carries awesome speed once you land. Been riding this model and shape for 4 seasons now...been lovin it
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-19-2009, 1:51 PM Reply   
142 Recoil.... once you figure out loading the board it snaps harder than ANYTHING else I have ever been on, hands down.

The pop is nuts.
Old     (waketherainbow)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-19-2009, 2:01 PM Reply   
yea right its the hyperlite parks ha ha
Old     (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       02-19-2009, 2:39 PM Reply   
LF Watson is a big popping 3-stage and has remained one of the best selling models for 4-5 years.
Old     (cmcathy1)      Join Date: Dec 2007       02-19-2009, 3:24 PM Reply   
Byerly Monarch
Old     (jasonpav)      Join Date: Dec 2008       02-19-2009, 3:36 PM Reply   
CWB Marius Platinum ftw!
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-19-2009, 3:42 PM Reply   
you could drill holes in your board to make it lighter.
Old     (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       02-19-2009, 3:43 PM Reply   
Hyperlite Marek
Old     (wake2wake_66)      Join Date: Nov 2008       02-19-2009, 4:11 PM Reply   
FoxRep DC, I was having the same problem this summer. I rode behind our 08 Tige' without ballast. I rode a CWB Marius, and I think the problem is that a Tige' wake is really rampy and flat. We just got a 09 X-45 and I am hoping the wake will be steeper.

As for the boards, I have heard really good things about the Ronix Ibex and Mana. The pop on the Marius is good coming in flat.
Old    star_star            02-20-2009, 9:47 AM Reply   
1) 08 transcend platinum

2) 08 byerly monarch

3) 08 murray
Old     (brodie_chaboya)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-20-2009, 11:33 AM Reply   
Old     (cpizzle)      Join Date: Sep 2007       02-20-2009, 1:26 PM Reply   
Gotta jump on the Monarch bandwagon. MONARCH!!!

But, technique is gonna get you 80% there. At least. I used to never be able to get good pop on whatever I rode until one day it just clicked. And once you "get it" it's such a huge difference. It's all in the line tension is all I can say.
Old     (foxrepdc)      Join Date: Oct 2005       02-20-2009, 5:45 PM Reply   
Man thanks for all the input guys! I think I'm gonna get some new boots and invest in a lesson or two instead of a board as soon as temps are up. I've seen the word "technique" more than anything.....if that doesn't work I'll try the Monarch.....saw that word a lot too!


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